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Dave Brown

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Status: Philadelphia Flyers director of player personnel. NHL right winger for the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks from 1982-1996.

Ht: 6-foot-5 Wt: 210 pounds

DOB: Oct. 12, 1962 In: Saskatoon, Sask.

Hockey Inspiration:
"My dad (Phillip). He was always there to watch us when we were kids."

"Browny, Bird, Brown Dog."

First Job:
"My dad worked for a farm implement dealer. In the summer we used to set up machinery."

First Hockey Memory:
"I remember watching film my mom (Eleanor) took of me when I was a year old. My dad had me on skates on the backyard rink."

Favorite Uniforms:
"Chicago Blackhawks. I had a Blackhawk jersey growing up. I liked Stan Mikita."

Favorite Arenas To Play: 
"Old Chicago Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, The Spectrum."

Most Memorable Game:
"In 1987 when J.J. Daigneault scored to put the Flyers up 3-2 and send the series back to Edmonton for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"In 1990 when we won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers."

Worst Injury:
"Broken hands, broken ribs."

Closest NHL Friend: 
"Daryl Stanley."

Funniest Players Encountered
: "Gilbert Dionne – he did a great Serge Savard imitation. Jamie Baker – he is nuts."

Hardest Puncher: 
"Bill Huard."

Strangest Game:
"I was playing with the Flyers in the late 1980s against Los Angeles when there was a wind storm that blew out some windows at The Spectrum. They canceled the rest of the game and we played it again later."

Favorite Players To Watch:
"Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and a lot of the top skill players. Those guys do things other players are unable to do."

First Famous Player You Ever Met/Encountered:
"I grew up in Saskatoon – the pro teams didn't play there. The first NHL game I ever saw was the first year I went to training camp in 1982."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch:
"Football. I like the physical play."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Play:
"Baseball. I enjoyed playing as a kid."

Most Memorable Goal
: "I didn't really have a most memorable goal. But in the 1980s, with the Flyers, I scored six goals in six games."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: 
"Honesty, integrity."

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